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An attorney says a Massachusetts judge should not lose his job for a relationship with a social worker that included sexual acts in his chambers.

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Students and parents upset over the impending closure of Mount Ida College in Newton packed a public meeting to voice their frustrations before members of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

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Democrats won two special elections for the New York state Senate Tuesday but Republicans will remain in charge of the chamber after a key Democratic senator who has sided with Republicans announced that he'll stay put.

Connecticut lawmakers want to learn more about the future plans for the state's cable TV and online public affairs network.

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School officials say a group of Western Connecticut State University students are ill from an unknown virus.

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State lawmakers in New York are examining a legislative proposal to give terminally ill people the right to seek life-ending medication from their physician.

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New York's Indian Point Unit 2 nuclear power plant has returned to service after a month-long scheduled outage for refueling and maintenance.

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A television actress best known for playing a young Superman's close friend pleaded not guilty Friday to sex trafficking after federal prosecutors said she worked as a slave "master" recruiting unsuspecting women to a cult-like group led by a man who sold himself as a self-improvement guru to the stars.

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A central New York dairy farmer says seven federal immigration officers came onto his property without permission, arrested a Guatemalan worker without producing a warrant and handcuffed the farmer when he video-recorded their actions.

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Authorities in upstate New York say a man blew his house up in an attempted suicide.

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The Vermont Senate has voted to override Republican Governor Phil Scott's veto of a bill that would give Vermont more power to regulate children's products containing unsafe chemicals.

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Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 80th birthday and 57th wedding anniversary.

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Prosecutors say a Massachusetts man fatally shot his ex-girlfriend during an argument when she came to his home to pick up their children.


Public health officials in Connecticut say there has been a spike in flu-related illnesses and hospitalizations.

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A Connecticut Mayor says he has decided not to run as a Democratic candidate for governor.

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Rutland has appointed its new fire chief after a lengthy search.

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 A 19-year-old freshman was fatally stabbed on New York's Binghamton University campus and his assailant remained at large Monday, authorities said.

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A Massachusetts man is facing a murder charge in the death last week of his estranged girlfriend.


Commercial fishing managers will consider the subject of who pays for at-sea monitoring that is needed to craft regulations about the industry.

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Fenway Park already has its Green Monster — and now environmental activists want the whole ballpark to "go green."

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 The city of Boston has held a moment of silence on the fifth anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.


Columbia University is moving ahead with the second round of a scholarship program for displaced Syrian students.


Efforts by the state and nonprofit organizations to boost the number of New Yorkers registered to donate their organs are paying off.

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The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a teenager accused of planning a shooting at his former high school should not be kept in jail pending his trial.

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Connecticut's Democratic and Republican legislative leaders want to determine if any changes to the General Assembly's sexual harassment policy are needed, despite a lack of official sexual harassment complaints filed against Connecticut lawmakers.

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An event facility in Southington is saying that it will not be the site of a National Rifle Association fundraiser dinner.

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The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill supporters are calling a student loan bill of rights.

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The New York Police Department won't have to reveal details about its portable cellphone tracking system commonly known as Stingrays.

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New York state will spend $18.5 million on efforts to disrupt gang recruitment on Long Island.

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Vermont's Republican governor is set to sign the first significant gun restrictions in the state's history during a ceremony Wednesday.